Key issues:Political engagement and leadership of young people in different levels of governance, young people keeping stakeholders accountable for good governance and democracy, intergenerational power-sharing, democratic transition
The Global Action and Impact Network or GAIN is an interconnected network of regional hubs comprised of leaders and changemakers who take concrete action to deliver meaningful impact in their local communities. The regional hub, also known as the GAIN hub, aims to build a movement of active youth and serve as a center of activity in every region across the globe, which will be led by Impact Coordinators. The hubs can operate within available physical or digital workspaces to connect and conduct their activities, which may include co-working spaces, community/youth centers, libraries, schools, colleges, universities, among others.
Men and women for gender equality: engaging all sides to overcome cultural barriers to gender equality. Consider intersectionality between gender, race, and minorities, consider development (education, work, etc) and peace issues through a gender lens
Climate change causes and effects, science, global cooperation, government policies, action by youth and key actors for change, accountability, overcoming gridlock, and overcoming misconceptions
Investment in people: alleviating poverty through investing in education, health, food, water, employment, development economics for poverty alleviation – securing access to goods, services, investments, resources, especially for the most marginalized
Post-conflict reconstruction, UN peacekeeping, peacebuilding, mediation, risk assessment and management, UNSC Resolution 2250, the role of youth and generations in conflict resolution and peacebuilding
The United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) Civil Society Unit in collaboration with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation invites you to an event in celebration of International Youth Day, which will bring together young people to discuss how we can promote sustainable communities through deeper youth engagement and leadership.
With rapid urbanization and a historically large youth population, advancing inclusive sustainable development is a top priority for communities worldwide. Global issues like poverty, climate change, and inequality especially affect youth adversely in both urban and rural areas. These challenges necessitate the participation of civil society and young people in devising solutions and taking action to build sustainable, inclusive, and safe communities for all.
15:00 – 15:20 Welcome Address
15:25 – 16:25 Panel: Youth for Inclusive and Sustainable Communities
16:35 – 17:35 Youth Declaration Global Open Mic Session
17:40 – 18:00 Closing Plenary
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